- Lost Trail Powder Mountain, which opened in 1938, straddles the state line and actually has lifts and ski runs in both states.
- Their Saddle Mountain lift, the longest of the five doubles on site, was once named Bannock and located at Grand Targhee Resort.
- Earlier this summer a WWII era aircraft crashed and burned in the parking lot, killing the pilot and nearly striking a visitor as he was driving away.
A couple of weeks back Mitch and I took a quick four hour drive up to the Idaho/Montana border where we met Chris and Troy to do some riding at the Lost Trail Bike Fest. The LTBF is still in its infancy, this year being the second annual occurrence of the event. Jointly organized by Bitterroot Backcountry Cyclistand the Salmon Idaho Mountain Bike Association (SIMBA), the festival is based at the Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski area which is nearly an hour either way north of Salmon, ID or south from Hamilton, MT. Interesting facts: